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aspergilloma

 [as″per-jil-o´mah]
the most common kind of fungus ball formed by colonization of Aspergillus in a bronchus or lung cavity.

as·per·gil·lo·ma

(as'per-ji-lō'mă),
A ball-like mass of Aspergillus hyphae colonizing an existing cavity in the lung.
[aspergillus + -oma, tumor]

aspergilloma

/as·per·gil·lo·ma/ (as″per-jil-o´mah) the most common kind of fungus ball, caused by Aspergillus in a bronchus or lung cavity.
A tumour-like mass of fungi, classically from the saprobic form of Aspergillus spp, which colonises a preexisting pulmonary cavity
DiffDx—Radiology Abcesses, ankylosing spondylitis, congenital lung cysts, cystic bronchiectasis, emphysematous bullae, cavitary histoplasmosis, neoplasia, radiation fibrosis, sarcoidosis, AIDS
Management Surgical excision of large lesions carries a 5–10% intraoperative mortality rate and a 25–35% complication rate, but, without surgery, potentially fatal haemoptysis occurs in 50–83%

as·per·gil·lo·ma

(as'pĕr-ji-lō'mă)
1. An infectious granuloma caused by Aspergillus.
2. A variety of bronchopulmonary aspergillosis; a ball-like mass of Aspergillus fumigatus colonizing an existing cavity in the lung.

aspergilloma

A tumour-like mass that can form in the lungs in the course of the disease ASPERGILLOSIS. This can cause coughing of blood and may be mistaken for BRONCHIAL CARCINOMA. The condition is common in people with healed tuberculous cavities in the lungs. Surgery to remove that affected parts of the lung may be necessary.

Aspergilloma

A ball or mass made of Aspergillus fungi that can form in the lungs of patients with suppressed immune systems.
Mentioned in: Aspergillosis

aspergilloma

a tumorlike granulomatous mass formed by colonization of Aspergillus in a bronchus, pulmonary spaces, or pulmonary cavity; the organism may disseminate through the bloodstream to the brain, heart and kidneys.
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In cases of lung aspergilloma, STC has been found in human tissue specimens.
According to the clinical presentation, the patient was diagnosed as having pulmonary aspergilloma.
Table 1: Etiology of hemoptysis Etiology-primary diagnosis Total number (%) Sputum AFB (-ve) pulmonary tuberculosis 110 (24) sequelae Bronchiectasis 92 (20) Sputum AFB +ve pulmonary tuberculosis 73 (16) COPD/emphysema 46 (10) Chronic bronchitis 27 (6) Pneumonia 27 (6) Aspergilloma 23 (5) URTI/LRTI 14 (3) Carcinoma lung 11 (2.
1,2 The recommended management of patients with renal aspergilloma remains unclear.
However, after the treatment with antituberculotics failed to have any effect, they reviewed and scrutinised the histological specimen; on Gridley's stain they diagnosed an aspergilloma.
Aspergilloma is defined as a fungus ball that is usually located in an existing cavity and does not invade the lung tissue [4].
Aspergilloma within a preexisting cavity was seen in 55 patients.
sup][8] Earlier reported cases show association of PTB with situs inversus [sup][15] and KS with aspergilloma.
When the pattern is that of a stable, singular, nonprogressive fungal ball within the lung parenchyma, it is known as an aspergilloma, and the patient complains of few symptoms.
in humans can range from allergic alveolitis to allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, aspergilloma, and invasive aspergillosis with mixed syndromes (NUCCI; MARR, 2005).
Underlying conditions in chronic pulmonary aspergillosis including simple aspergilloma.